Very Merry Punch
Place water and brown sugar in a Dutch oven. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until the sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes.Advertisement
Add wine, apple, orange, pineapple and star anise. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes.
Stir in orange curacao and cook for 5 minutes more. Discard star anise. Serve the punch in heat-safe wineglasses or coffee cups, spooning a little fruit into each glass.
Make Ahead Tip: Let cool, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Reheat on the stovetop over low heat or in the microwave on Medium.
2 other carbohydrates, 1 alcohol equivalent